I like to make myself think I’m an adrenaline junkie, but if we’re being honest here, I just kind of WISH I was one. When it comes to snowboarding, merely looking over a cornice makes my heart jump into my throat. Rock climbing? No thanks, I’m pretty sure I’m scared of heights. Skydiving is on my “bucket list”, but then again, why would I jump out of a perfectly good plane?
That being said, I absolutely love watching OTHER people do these incredible feats (as you’ve surely noticed by almost all of my “Moment of Awesomeness” posts on this blog).
For today’s segment, I am going to combine TWO things that I love. For the personal side of it, I’m 100% Brazilian, and going back there to visit my family in Rio de Janeiro is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Then we’ll take the adrenaline junkie poser in me, and throw in some Rock Climbing.
The Pou Brothers, who are some of the most skilled and famous climbers in the world, have scaled some of the biggest and baddest mountainsides across the planet. For this video from Red Bull, they climb two of Brazil’s most famous landmarks: Corcovado, where the Cristo Redentor statue stands, (Christ the Redeemer) and Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf).
It makes me miss my family…. and want to throw up from nerves just WATCHING them.
Happy my Friday